Stephan Erasmus

Stephan ErasmusStephan Erasmus majored in sculpture and printmaking at the Technikon Witwatersrand and completed his Master’s in Fine Arts at the University of the Witwatersrand in 2007.

Erasmus works in many media, including drawing and book art, and his passion for paper has taken him to Robbin Ami Silverberg’s mill in New York for a workshop on papermaking.

Co-founder of the artists’ collective The Dead Bunny Society, Erasmus and his partners operate in a highly democratic way to create exhibition opportunities for the group’s members and other artists.

Erasmus’s art can be found in the collections of the Benetton Foundation, Telkom Foundation, Bibliotheca Alexandrina, Oliewenhuis Art Museum, Johannesburg Art Gallery, ABSA Collection, St King Stephen Museum and the University of South Africa (UNISA), as well as the artists’ book collection of Jack Ginsberg, among many others.

See anima animé (09.03.2017 - 11.04.2017)


Selected solo exhibitions

  • Stephan Erasmus: Broken Text, HAZARD Gallery, Johannesburg, South Africa (2015)
  • Reconstruct, NIROXprojects, Johannesburg, South Africa (2013)
  • Stephan Erasmus: Hartland, Brundyn + Gonsalves, Cape Town, South Africa (2011)
  • Hartland, Absa Gallery, Johannesburg, South Africa (2010)
  • Die Middernag Son, Dorp Street Gallery, South Africa (2008)
  • Requiem for a Cipher, Gordart Gallery, Johannesburg, South Africa (2005)
  • The God Prosthetic, Civic Gallery, Johannesburg, South Africa (1999)


Selected group exhibitions

  • The Dead Bunny Society: Death and Taxes, Fried Contemporary, Pretoria, South Africa (2016)
  • Review, ABSA Gallery, Johannesburg, South Africa (2015)
  • Gray, NIROXprojects, Johannesburg, South Africa (2014)
  • Material / Representation, Brundyn + Gonsalves, Cape Town, South Africa (2012)
  • Pointure, UJ Art Gallery, South Africa (2012)
  • Open Books, Brundyn + Gonsalves, Cape Town, South Africa (2011)
  • Fourth International Biennale for the Artist's Book, Bibliotheca Alexandrina, Alexandria, Egypt (2010)
  • Transgressions and boundaries of the page project, University of Johannesburg, South Africa (2010)
  • Sub-Text, Dorp Street Gallery, South Africa (2009)
  • intervention, UNISA Art Gallery, Pretoria, South Africa (2008)
  • 4th International Artists’ Book Exhibition, Szent István Király Múzeum, Székesfehérvár, Hungary (2006)
  • Imprints: Work on Paper, Axis Gallery, New York, USA (2005)
  • Weft and Warp, Civic Gallery, Johannesburg, South Africa (2000)
  • Babel Tower, Civic Gallery, Johannesburg, South Africa (1999)
  • Buttons, Civic Gallery, Johannesburg, South Africa (1998)
  • Elvis kidnapped by Aliens, Civic Gallery, Johannesburg, South Africa (1997)
  • Paper Prayers, Johannesburg Art Gallery, South Africa (1995)